Nampula Golf Club

Nampula has a golf course. And it’s the most exclusive golf club in Mozambique with only a handful of members. No it isn’t expensive or reserved for a select few, it’s just that the people of Nampula haven’t caught onto the idea of playing golf yet.

The golf course and club were born on the Gett Lda farm just outside of the city centre as a means of having something exciting to do or something like that anyway. I’m sure they were just itching to play some golf and had the space so, hey, why not build a course. Now there are 7 holes in total which can be played from different sides to get in an 18 hole game. The greens are sand and the fairway can be a bit rough. But the views are fantastic, the company good and actually getting out there and hitting some balls (when I can) is a highlight of my week. For just 800 Mtn a month I get membership, use of clubs and balls, caddies, and lessons.

Straight away though you can see that one of the biggest successes of the Nampula Golf Club is the children’s programme. Each week I see more and more kids there learning to play golf. And they even have kids golf club sets sponsored by St Andrews! They line up in a row, do their warm ups, practice their shots, get distracted at times, of course, but they’re learning the game. Soon they will be able to beat me. Hang on, they probably can beat me now, I’m not very good….

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